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Note 16. Program Costs

Program costs consist of both costs related directly to the individual business lines and overall support costs allocated to the business lines. All costs are assigned to specific programs. Total program or operating costs for the years ended September 30, 2011 and 2010 by cost category were as follows:

USPTO Program Costs by Cost Category
For the year ended September 30, 2011
(Dollars in Thousands)
  2011
Direct Allocated Total
Personnel Services and Benefits $1,411,130 $102,855 $1,513,985
Travel and Transportation 1,726 591 2,317
Rent, Communications, and Utilities 82,185 31,282 113,467
Printing and Reproduction 90,510 366 90,876
Contractual Services 155,394 140,174 295,568
Training 716 845 1,561
Maintenance and Repairs 3,792 31,795 35,587
Supplies and Materials 33,030 903 33,933
Equipment not Capitalized 1,866 5,960 7,826
Insurance Claims and Indemnities 282 282
Depreciation, Amortization, or Loss on Asset Dispositions 21,219 31,476 52,695
Total Program Costs $1,801,850 $346,247 $2,148,097


USPTO Program Costs by Cost Category
For the year ended September 30, 2010
(Dollars in Thousands)
  2010
Direct Allocated Total
Personnel Services and Benefits $1,303,805 $95,599 $1,399,404
Travel and Transportation 1,877 720 2,597
Rent, Communications, and Utilities 86,042 28,887 114,929
Printing and Reproduction 77,742 309 78,051
Contractual Services 181,474 113,850 295,324
Training 569 846 1,415
Maintenance and Repairs 4,145 35,727 39,872
Supplies and Materials 9,736 961 10,697
Equipment not Capitalized 1,309 3,860 5,169
Insurance Claims and Indemnities 308 89 397
Depreciation, Amortization, or Loss on Asset Dispositions 33,269 25,814 59,083
Total Program Costs $1,700,276 $306,662 $2,006,938

The unfunded portion of personnel services and benefits for the years ended September 30, 2011 and 2010 was $10,638 thousand and $13,149 thousand, respectively.

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Last Modified: 01/03/2012 14:04:40